Manchester United completed transfers: A profile of the new arrivals including Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind

A look at the players who have arrived at Old Trafford this summer and those who have departed
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Manchester United ended the summer transfer window having spent more than £150m on players as they look to bounce back into the Champions League at the first attempt.

A summer rebuild was always required after last season's nightmare, but few were prepared for the lengths Louis van Gaal would go to reshape his squad.

14 players have left the club permanently, another nine have gone on loan, and seven have arrived, with the first team almost unrecognisable from the team that led Sir Alex Ferguson to his 13th Premier League title in 2013.

Like Manchester City did a few years ago, Manchester United have had to overspend to bring in players of sufficient quality.


Luke Shaw - £27m from Southampton

The young England international arrived with a reputation as one of the best up-and-coming left-backs in the world, his performances for Southampton last season catching the eye. But he is yet to play and has already faced criticism from both Van Gaal and England manager Roy Hodgson about his fitness. Has a lot to prove.

Ander Herrera - £29m from Athletic Bilbao

Having failed to sign the creative midfielder last summer, United didn't mess around this time and secured the Spaniard early, but he's managed just one appearance this season after picking up an injury.

Vanja Milinkovic - Undisclosed from FK Vojvodina

The 17-year-old goalkeeper is one for the future.

Marcos Rojo - £16m from Sporting Lisbon

The Argentina international is yet to play a game for Louis van Gaal because of a work permit issue. Rojo is known for his fiery temper and strength, as well as his versatility. He will likely play on the left of Van Gaal's back three but can also fill in at left-back.

Angel Di Maria - £59.7m from Real Madrid

Manchester United broke the British transfer record to bring Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford and his quality was on show in his debut against Burnley, even if he failed to spark the club to its first win of the season.

Daley Blind - £14m from Ajaz

A Van Gaal favourite, Blind is a highly useful utility man who is excellent on the ball, quick and clever. He will probably start in the centre of midfield but could play wing back, like he did for the Netherlands during the World Cup.

Radamel Falcao - Loan from Monaco

The arrival of Falcao will end up cost United £19m for just a year of guaranteed football at Old Trafford - they do have first option to buy. Falcao will score goals but Louis van Gaal may have trouble finding a place for him into a team.


Alexander Buttner - £5.6m to Dinamo Moscow

Federico Macheda - Free to Cardiff

Nemanja Vidic - Free to Inter Milan

Jack Barmby – Free to Leicester

Rio Ferdinand – Free to QPR

Ryan Giggs - Retired

Bebe - £2.4m to Benfica

Patrice Evra - £1.2m to Juventus

Louis Rowley - Free to Leicester

Sam Byrne - Free to Everton

Charni Ekangamene - Undisclosed to Zulte-Waregem

Angelo Henriquez - Loan to Dynamo Zagreb

Michael Keane - Loan to Blackburn

Davide Petrucci - Loan to Charlton

Tom Thorpe - Loan to Birmingham City

Nani - Loan to Sporting Lisbon

Shinji Kagawa - £6.3m to Borussia Dortmund

Wilfried Zaha - Loan to Crystal Palace

Javier Hernandez - Loan to Real Madrid

Tom Lawrence - £1m to Leicester

Danny Welbeck - £16m to Arsenal

Nick Powell - Loan to Leicester

Michael Keane - Loan to Burnley